Subject: Re: Allegro CL 5.0 Win32
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/02/27
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Stig Hemmer <>
| I assume that it is the absence of body language, tone of voice
| etc. that causes him to "see idiots" on the Net.

  I must assume that you lack the ability to read tone in written text and
  assume that all others suffer from the same problem, and that this causes
  you to get ideas about how other people behave and think.  which is
  pretty darn sad for you if you realize the long-term consequences.

  instead of being intelligent about this and try to figure out if you're
  right or at least onto something, you don your halo and present your
  platitudes as relevant information.  the problem with you do-gooders who
  think like this is you have _no_ clue.  it's like those lamb-and-lion
  notions of paradise: people who have so little understanding of how
  people work and what reality is like that they substitute some _really_
  silly notion of "wouldn't it be nice if" for reality and go on to believe
  in it and wish for it and hope for it.  it's actually sickening to watch.

  reality doesn't fit the mental imaging power of fools and do-gooders.